New News information at Wood Based Panels New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Wood Based Panels Andritz to supply the fifth pressurised refining system within two years to Thailand International technology group Andritz has received an order from S<br />Kijchai Enterprise PCL (SKN), Huay-Yang, Thailand, to supply another pressurised refining system for MDF production line II at the mill in Rayong, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for June 2018. This will be the second line supplied by Andritz to this company which took place in April 2012. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:47:54 GMT Wood pellet imports to South Korea and Japan close to record highs Wood pellet imports to Asia reached an all-time high in Q4, 2016 when Japan and South Korea together imported 630,000 tons of pellets. Although import volumes were down slightly in Q1, 2017, they were still over 40% higher than in Q1, 2016, reports Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:46:38 GMT Firefly presents the world’s first third party Approved Quick Suppression System Firefly is a Swedish supplier of spark detection, fire and dust explosion protection systems and has conducted and passed tests according to the test protocol for Quick Suppression Systems - ‘DFL TM170307-1261 – Quick Suppression Systems for certain high-risk areas typically found in industry applications’. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:45:15 GMT IPPS 2017: pinpointing those in the wood based panels sector The in-depth and popular annual International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS 2017) returns again to Llandudno in North Wales this autumn, October 4-5, October. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:44:15 GMT Evertree opens first innovation centre which could revolutionise panel industry French government backed and with high profile private company investors, new company Evertree, specialising in the development of viable alternatives to fossil-based products using new techniques to exploit vegetable proteins, a renewable and promising agricultural raw material, has announced the opening in Venette in Northern France of its first innovation centre. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:29:37 GMT Freres massive plywood panels receives big grant A US$250,000 grant from the US Forest Service will help Freres Lumber Co bring its veneer-based massive plywood panels to the market. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:28:28 GMT UK and EU energy policies threat established industries Hosted by leading panel manufacturer Norbord, explains the issues surrounding the woody biomass and renewable energy policies in the UK and EU which have seen industry confront government. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:12:32 GMT Kastamonu Entegre signs new HotCoating line from Kleiberit Kastamonu Entegre has recently ordered its second HotCoating line from Kleiberit. This second line for Kastamonu is produced by Barberan of Spain and is 2,400mm width, 135m length with a speed of 15m/min. speed. It produces a high gloss finish and super matte with soft touch effect and it will be installed at Kastamonu’s facility in Turkey. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:19:01 GMT Acimall’s survey for Q1, 2017 show orders increased by 16.4% Figures for Q1, 2017 from the studies office of Acimall, the association of Italian manufacturers of woodworking machinery, showed that orders increased by 16.4% compared to the same period of 2016. The figure is higher than the growth rate of the previous quarter, Q4, 2016, which had stopped at 13.6%. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:17:23 GMT BASF increases prices for glues in Europe BASF has increased its prices for all its Kaurit and Kauramin glues by €15 per metric ton in Europe on top of fluctuations in raw material prices. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:16:06 GMT